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Affordable Housing In West Hills
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authorities that serve West Hills

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Hills, Pennsylvania

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in West Hills, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in West Hills, Pennsylvania

West Hills features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in West Hills, Pennsylvania

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Hills.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Hills, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Hills landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in West Hills.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Hills, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2021 West Hills, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $515 $619 $780 $970 $1,090
Payment Standard Range $464 to $567 $557 to $681 $702 to $858 $873 to $1,067 $981 to $1,199

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Hills, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 8.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $50,089 ±$24,157
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.59% ± 62.9pp
Total Population 1,119

Population and Household Demographics

West Hills is a city in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,119. There are 459 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 8.93% of households in West Hills are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Hills

The median gross income for households in West Hills is $50,089 a year, or $4,174 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Hills, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.59% of households who rent are overburdened in West Hills.

Area Median Income In West Hills

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For West Hills, the AMI is calculated from all households within Armstrong County.

In West Hills, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in West Hills

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in West Hills

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550